Cellect Receives Notice of Intention to Grant from European Patent Office for Patent Protecting Company’s Technology in Multiple Indications

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Patent to provide coverage in both U.S. and EU

Method of treatment patent provides protection in diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, graft-versus-host disease and transplant rejection

TEL AVIV, Israel, April 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cellect Biotechnology Ltd. (Nasdaq:APOP), (TASE:APOP), a developer of stem cell isolation technology, announced today that it has received a formal notice of Intention to Grant for a patent (Application No. 11751949.6-1466) covering a key method of treatment from the European Patent Office. The allowed claims relate to the engineering of regulatory immune cells with enhanced apoptotic activity to be used for immunomodulation in treating or preventing immune-related disorders.

Earlier this year, Cellect received a Notice of Allowance from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for the same patent.

The patent is expected to protect Cellect’s technology and method when used to treat multiple medical conditions with significant unmet needs, such as diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, graft-versus-host disease and transplant rejection. The patent covers a segment of cell-based therapeutics that is separate from the one Cellect is currently working in, is relevant to the fast-growing class of immune therapies and Cellect believes may create an opportunity to enhance Cellect’s pipeline.

Shai Yarkoni, Cellect’s CEO, commented, “Now covering both the U.S. and the EU, this patent is a base for the future commercialization of our global business. Cellect has seven families of patents and patent applications to protect its core assets for enabling stem cell regenerative medicine. With this patent, Cellect has the opportunity to diversify its pipeline and open up new commercialization routes for additional market segments.”

About Cellect Biotechnology Ltd.

Cellect Biotechnology is traded on both the NASDAQ and Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (NASDAQ: "APOP", "APOPW", TASE: "APOP"). The Company has developed a breakthrough technology for the isolation of stem cells from any given tissue, a technology that aims to improve a variety of stem cells applications.

The Company’s technology is expected to provide pharma companies, medical research centers and hospitals with the tools to rapidly isolate stem cells in quantity and quality that will allow stem cells related treatments and procedures. Cellect’s technology is applicable to a wide variety of stem cells related treatments in regenerative medicine and that current clinical trials are aimed at the cancer treatment of bone marrow transplantations.

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